- the table on which the patient lies during a surgical operation
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Their eyes, too, were fastened upon the operating-table, but—that was different.Wounds in the rain
I write at an operating-table after a dinner of minal (pheasant) and yak's heart.The Unveiling of Lhasa
The operating-table stood under this tree, and just there was a trench into which the amputated limbs were thrown.Spring notes from Tennessee
The surgeon opened it and moved the operating-table aside, giving its place to the lounge.
In the centre of the room, directly under the skylight, was an operating-table, such as is used by demonstrators of anatomy.